From MTV to Afghanistan…

As we discuss how theorists have “categorized” media systems and look at how one might think about countries and media systems in these times of great change, here’s an interesting read and an unexpected pairing: “In Kabul, It’s Not MTV, It’s a Mission” about Tom Freston’s latest project. He’s the guy who served at the helm of MTV for many years.  As he says, “All Americans ever see of Afghanistan is the brown mountains in the war footage and things getting blown up, but when you spend time at Tolo TV, you get a feeling of what this place could be.”

What impact do you think his work will have? Are there positives and negatives for such a project?



About janpatricequarles

MTSU Professor of Mass Communication
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